2013 Nissan Resonance Concept Revealed [Photo Gallery]
The concept hints at the future design direction that will be adopted by Nissan’s next generation Murano and presumably the Rogue as well.
“When the designers were first working on the Resonance, they were inspired by scientific advancements in technology and material innovations”, explained Francois Bancon, Nissan general manager for product strategy and planning in the official Nissan press release.
“They were also inspired by the aspirations of those people who embrace innovation. It was about serving those people a concept vehicle that is forward-looking and fuses style with an athletic ride,” he added.
The concept features a brand new U-shaped front grille that flows into sharply angled V-shaped headlights. Behind this grille is a tinted piece of acrylic plastic that cover a diminishing repetition of the grille’s shape.
Power and presence is provided by strong wheelarches, which cut across the surface of the doors, like an aftermarket widebody kit. The Resonance Concept is finished Flair Orange paint and 22-inch alloy wheels.
"Resonance is meant to be provocative, energetic and engaging - even polarizing," said Francois Bancon. "Its edgy yet sophisticated design, combined with an environmentally sensitive powertrain and intelligent utility provides a clear, exciting view into the future of crossover innovation.
"This design is not meant to appeal to traditional two-box SUV shoppers, but rather to those whose fashion and design choices make a statement. For Nissan, this concept makes our statement about the future of this segment."
❐ Check out the 2013 Nissan Resonance Concept photo gallery